Packing is boring. I used to be a great, light packer until I met my travel buddy. She introduced me to the idea that one should never give up on the luxuries of home just because you are traveling. And so, I have become a compact but complex packer – see further, random details here.
All day I’ve mentally been going through a list of things that I need to pack for my upcoming trip. It is almost obsessive. At one point over Sunday morning coffee, off in day dream land, I caught myself murmuring “that’s funny” to my coffee companion. Have I learned nothing. She didn’t seem to notice or maybe it was the language barrier but when our 1 hour coffee turned into 4 hours, she evidently, graciously, ignored my senseless comment.
The clock is ticking. It’s getting close to bed time.
I dig my suitcase out from the bottom of my closet. It is sitting, open mouthed, in the middle of the living room floor. Clothes started to pile up in the middle as I tossed them in.
Now is time to roll, purge and close my case.
The front pocket feels heavy? I dig my hand into the case and pull out piles of paper, maps, receipts and now I know I’ll be up until midnight!
My last trip. Neatly preserved in my suitcase. A treasure!
I want to go back. I can feel it in my bones.
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